We audit all housing in the local area. We report at the end of each financial year.
Our local area has undergone a rapid increase in dwelling stock over the past decade, with more new dwellings due for completion in both the near and medium terms. There are currently 13,500 private dwellings and 5,000 non-private dwellings in the city’s development pipeline, due for completion over the next 5 years. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Estimated Resident Population (ERP) for the City of Sydney local area at June 2021 was 214,851.
Our community strategic plan, Sustainable Sydney 2030-2050 Continuing the Vision, contains 10 strategic direction and 10 targets to measure our progress for a city the community wants by 2036.
Strategic Direction 10 – Housing for all – aims for:
“...a city where everyone has a home. Social, affordable, and supported housing is available for those who need it. High-quality housing is available for everyone.”
Target 6 states:
“By 2036 there will be at least 156,000 private dwellings and 17,500 non-private dwellings that include boarding houses and student accommodation. Of the private dwellings, 7.5% will be social housing and 7.5% will be affordable housing with this proportion maintained into the future.”
The figures quoted in the community strategic plan relate to private and non-private dwellings as defined by the ABS. The term private dwelling applies to all housing except for boarding houses (class 1B and class 3), student accommodation and residential care services such as aged-care facilities. Private housing includes social, (including public) housing, affordable rental housing and privately owned or rented housing.
In June 2022, there were 122,444 private dwellings counted in the local area. There were a further 15,740 non-private dwellings counted.
The housing audit data is sourced from our floor space and employment survey and yearly updates from statistics such as demolished dwellings and changes of use. These yearly statistics include:
- current dwelling stock (buildings and dwellings)
- private dwellings
- non-private dwellings
- number of dwellings by village area
- building structure
- dwelling structure including net yearly increase
- dwelling type (tenure) including net yearly increase.